As a result, the Liverpool star will miss the entire season with the Everton stopper avoiding any punishment.
And the Brazilian has become the latest Liverpool figure to have a go at Pickford - disagreeing with the way the England international approached the situation.
:speaking_head: "Everyone has their own way of going for the ball, I don't agree with that way"- Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 30, 2020
Alisson speaking about Jordan Pickford's challenge on Virgil van Dijk pic.twitter.com/9zFsahEVmm
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "Every goalkeeper has a different way to play, a different way to move, but on that moment 100 per cent it is not a necessary movement.
"But thinking what I have in my mind when I go for a situation, I go to finish the situation because if I go too soft I know the opponent can score."
Liverpool's No.1 added: "Everyone has their own way to go for the ball.
"I don't agree with that [Pickford's] way, everybody can see that, but it was just an unnecessary moment and movement."
.@VirgilvDijk has undergone successful surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month.- Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 30, 2020
He'll now focus on the beginning of his rehabilitation with the support of our medical department :muscle:
Van Dijk has since undergone successful surgery on his knee with Jurgen Klopp providing a positive update on the club's influential No.4.
"He is a quick healer. He can cope, it's clear. All these things will help," he said.
"I realised long ago that life is a challenge. This is a challenge 100 per cent. We will deal with the situation and make the best of it."
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